Joplin, MO (population: 51,126) has one medical billing and coding school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Neosho County Community College has a total student population of 2,275. It is the 5430th highest ranked school in the USA and the 76th highest in the state of Kansas (#1 is Southwestern College).
Medical Billing and Coding students from Joplin schools who go on to become medical billing and coding specialists, medical billing specialists, medical administrators, medical secretaries, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 170,580 people working as medical records and health information technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,880. Also, Emergency medical technicians and paramedics make on average $33,020 per year and there are about 217,920 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Joplin area alone, there are 230 employed emergency medical technicians and paramedics earning an average salary of $26,180. Medical records and health information technicians in this area earn $27,420/yr and there are 160 employed.
Joplin lies in Jasper county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Joplin area has 76,650 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.84/hr average worker wage, and a $32,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.123 out of every 1000 jobs in Joplin are held by medical records and health information technicians, and 3.037/1000 are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Neosho County Community College ends up costing a student $4,444/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Joplin|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||53.8 miles|
|Siloam Springs||AR||-||1||66.9948||62||61.7 miles|